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Alec Erickson (Tony Villalobos May | Collegian)

Alec Reviews Music: Farewell column

Alec Erickson December 11, 2017

This is it. This is the end. This is the last time I will write for The Collegian. For the past two and a half years, I have had the esteemed pleasure of having my own column. For a while, it seemed...

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Alec Reviews Music: Top 5 albums of 2017

Alec Erickson December 7, 2017

In many ways 2017 has been a year to forget. Music lost a great deal of the artists who have shaped it. While it has always been clear to see their mark on music, we now should begin evaluating the new...

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Alec Reviews Music: Glassjaw returns with classic sound on ‘Material Control’

Alec Erickson December 5, 2017

For a while, it almost seemed like it would never happen. After all, it has been 15 years since their previous release. Life, disease and several other factors have put the band Glassjaw on hold...

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Alec Reviews Music: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ ‘Who Built the Moon’ is unoriginal

Alec Erickson November 29, 2017

In the world of alternative music and rivalries, there has always been one set of brothers at the forefront. Liam and Noel Gallagher have always been one to challenge not only themselves but one...

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Alec Reviews Music: Walk The Moon’s latest crossover ‘What If Nothing’ is a mixed bag

Alec Erickson November 27, 2017

What if you attempt to create another chart-topping record? The answer may be harder than you think, seeing as how Walk The Moon stumbled upon that attempt with their sophomore release of “Talking...

Saints Of Never After sit down to talk about how they formed, their style and some of their favorite memories live. (Alec Erickson | Collegian)

Saints Of Never After brings hardcore to everyone

Alec Erickson November 15, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoLs-elNzOc&t=224s Loud music, high energy and camaraderie makes up Saints Of Never After. Saints Of Never After has been one local band making waves in recent years. It...

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Alec Reviews Music: Taylor Swift attempts to redefine her image with ‘Reputation’

Alec Erickson November 12, 2017

The old Taylor isn’t dead, despite what we heard on “Look What You Made Me Do.” The fact of the matter is that she is changing, like she always is. Infusing new styles and influences into...

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Alec Reviews Music: We Came As Romans expand sound with ‘Cold Like War’

Alec Erickson November 9, 2017

With a career spanning a dozen years, the only thing left to do is grow. For We Came As Romans, they are solidly cemented as one of the frontrunners in the Metalcore and post-hardcore scenes. Each...

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Alec Reviews Music: The Used show raw emotion in ‘The Canyon’

Alec Erickson November 8, 2017

Imagine one of the worst years of your life. A year that is filled with, loss, suicide, depression and regret. Now, when you compile all the emotion into a record, you may get close to what The...

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Alec Reviews Music: Anti-Flag challenges American values in new record

Alec Erickson November 7, 2017

Political records are in high demand right now. You often hear people complaining about keeping politics out of music, but for years that has been a massive source of inspiration for many artists....

Austin Seifert and Alex Van Keulen of Glass Cases sot dpwn to talk about their style, breaking into the scene and recording a new album. (Alec Erickson | Collegian)

Glass Cases breaks into the Fort Collins music scene

Alec Erickson November 1, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9WAfFXJkLY Fort Collins is starting grow into a music scene. It is a slow process, but for the people who live in northern Colorado, it gives us a chance to hear many...

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Alec Reviews Music: Hollywood Undead is inconsistent with ‘Five’

Alec Erickson October 30, 2017

Five is a big number for Hollywood Undead. Five is the number of members still in the group, five is the number of studio records they have recorded and five is exactly what they decided to call...

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